Handloom zones planned
Measures have been taken to expand the handloom industry by
establishing separate handloom production zones, said Industry and
Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen.
He was addressing TexIndia 2010 Buyer-Seller Meet at Taj Samudra
Hotel, Colombo yesterday. Handloom production zones will be set up in
every Province next year.
The Government has taken steps to develop the handloom sector in the
Northern and Eastern Provinces targeting Internally Displaced Persons,
The Minister further stated that India is a giant in this industry
and ready to give their support to Sri Lanka. The project will be
launched with the assistance of the Economic Development Ministry.
Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) Chairman
Chhajar, FCCISL President Kosala Wickramanayaka and several PDEXCIL
members were also present.